a little FAIRYWe found a present we somehow forgot to give to Rhys for her birthday! It was quite a bit big for her, but she loved it. Emma modified the front so that it held on tight and fit her much better. Rhys kept flapping her arms...like a bird...to fly. You know, since she's a fairy.
Emma kept saying, "She looks so cute! I just want to hold her!"
It was really heart warming to see Emma oogle over Rhys. It's been a while. Emma has been feeling quite impatient with her lately (mix of a teething, curious toddler who gets into her stuff, as well as Emma trying to learn to deal with the moodiness that she has to with the meds). Emma has been feeling so much more patient lately. I love it. :-)
A little PIG
Ella isn't into baby food so much. What I mean by that is she gags and spits it out each time. Who thought of baby food anyway? I mean, when you really think of it, did they have blenders that could puree food into liquid back in the caveman days? No, I don't think so. And, since my goal is to live like a caveman, I'm not really into the baby food thing anyway. I prefer to be more like a mother bird and chew up the food and spit it into her mouth. Now that I've totally grossed myself out, I'm going to stop rambling about pointless things that don't really make sense to anyone, and I'm going to just post the photos. Here she is eating a healthy pizza crust (I'm sure cavemen had pizza):
Emma dies laughing each time she looks at this pic:
This doesn't show it to be as cute as it was, but TS came over to make her smile, and she did. But then the flash on my camera took too long to recharge, so I missed it! (good thing I bought a new flash since then!) Maybe I should just draw on the smile? No, I guess not this time.
I really can't handle Ella's cuteness sometimes (I hear that parents are biased, but I'm not sure that's the case with her...or with any of my kids...haha! (I sound really biased don't I.)). She often makes me scream, "You are so cute!" because if I don't, I know that I will explode. She has these shy little looks and the way she moves her little arms and hands...it's like she knows how to be incredibly adorable. I love you, Ella!
Ella cut her first tooth last night. I was a little surprised. I thought she might have been teething, but I wasn't sure. She sleeps in our bed with us (starts in her bed, ends up in ours), and I kept being woken up at around 3-4am with this overly excited little baby who was giving me lots of slobbery kisses while I was sleeping. She was so smiley and squeally. Violet often ends up in our bed, too, and apparently, lately, Ella goes over there and will try to pull Violet's nose off while she's sleeping. haha. Violet thinks it's funny. The joys of co-sleeping. I'm modifying Ella's daytime naps, shortening them, so that she will sleep more solidly at night instead of being awake for an hour or two! It worked great last night. No slobbery midnight kisses or nose-pulling-offing, but we get plenty of that during the day too.
Oh, and have I mentioned on here that Ella is very tiny? At last measurement, she was at 3% for height and 5% for weight (at least according to the baby calculator I used to figure out her percentages). Her head is 19%, though. haha! My kids really are lollipops. That was about two weeks ago. She has a well check again soonish, so we'll see if she is bigger percentile-wise. She can still wear her 3-6 month clothes, but they are finally seeming to be a little small...at least some of them. She's 9.5 months old.
Time to feed kids!